Monday, May 25, 2009

New challenge site to open on 6/1/09

The Next Level will not only be a fun and informative place to hang out for card crafters and scrapbookers of all levels, but it is hoped that it will also become a valuable source of information, hints and tips, tutorials, downloads and much more. We want to cover the craft of traditional card making but also add in a touch of digital, not too much to scare anyone away, but enough to explore the magical world out there at your fingertips for anyone wanting to venture.We would very much like you all to be part of this new venture and over the next two week countdown to launch day, we need your support in getting us off to a flying start. Here's how we would like you to help:-1. Please register as a Follower of The Next Level and also leave us a comment below with a link to your own blog if you have one.2. On your own blog, please spread the word about The Next Level and link people back to our blog with the lure of the fantastic blog candy that will be being awarded on Launch day. Doing this in conjunction with registering as a Follower of the blog will automatically enter you for the big Prize Draw.
3. If you have the time, please e-mail us (see link in sidebar) letting us know if there are any particular elements you would like us to include in the coming weeks’ and also what are your favourite kind of Challenges. We want The Next Level to be your blog as much as it is ours.4. The Next Level is looking for 4 Guest Design Team Members.Initially the new guest team will join us for around 8 weeks and then we plan to invite new DT members to join us as the Seasons’ change, to give more people a chance of sharing their creativity. Any level of card maker can apply and no previous design team history is necessary - we would also love to encourage people from the UK and Worldwide. If you are interested in joining our team, please send an e-mail (see link in sidebar) to register your interest together with a link to your blog.So what about the fantastic Blog Candy that is offfer. Below are the photos of the two stunning prize packs that will be awarded on Launch day, Monday 1st June. Anyone who has registered as a Follower of The Next Level and who also supported us with the promotion of the new blog and prize candy on their own blogs will go into the prize draw. The two winners will be announced as the new Challenge goes live bright and early on the Monday morning!

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Friday, May 22, 2009

Do something this weekend to remember those that have gave their all for our country

Cards for Heroes is having a blog hop this weekend. There will be chances to win prizes and goodies along the way. Make a patriotic card to send to a soldier to say thank you and we appreciate what you are doing.
See you on the blogs tomorrow!!

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

More blog candy!

I am blog hopping like crazy!! Here is a link to another blog candy give away.
leave a comment and sign up to follow her blog!

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OMG this is an awesome blog candy give away!!
go and leave a comment and then sign up for her newsletter!!

Monday, May 18, 2009

More blog candy!

On this one-where you post your comment is way down the blog! Her work is amazing!!

Saturday, May 16, 2009

free blog candy!

click on the above link and leave a comment on their blog to be in the drawing for some of the shimmerz paints

Sunday, May 10, 2009

More blog candy!

more blog candy! Go to the blog and leave a comment for a chance to win two great blog candies!!

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Saturday, May 9, 2009

Happy Mother's Day

As I sit here typing this post, I am remembering the day I found out I was pregnant with my first baby. Duane and I had been dating for over 2 years and had been engaged for around a year. I knew the moment that Eric was conceived, I remember thinking to myself, OMG, what have we done. I was a senior in high school, I had a plans to go to college when I graduated. My step-father pressured me to have an abortion but I would not do that. Duane and I got married in Octoboer. The 15 day of the month, which was the same day that my grandparents of my real Dad (who God took to heaven when I was 20 months old) were married on. I did not know that when we chose that date. Eric turned 26 last Sunday! It is so hard to believe that my children have grown up into young adults, out on their own, and starting their own families. I miss the days of running=you know running this one to practice, picking this one up from practice. Ball games every weekend, Cheerleader competitions,(my girls Rocked-we still have the trophies in the attic), softball games, football games, and then their dramas over boyfriends and girlfriends, hugging them and telling them it will be okay-one day God will send that special one for them. I miss all of that and remind the young Moms that are my friends to cherish each of those days!They go away so fast!!!Now it is just Duane and I and the 5 yes 5 furbabies! Shh-they are the best kids ever, they also greet us at the door with barks of excitement, the cuddle up with us when we don' feel well, they love us when we are very unloveable, they never talk back to us, they appreciate the least little thing, a rub on a belly, or a rub behind their cute little ears. Don't tell Eric and Dana, LOL, but when the good Lord takes Duane and I home, the furbabies get it ALL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Happy Mother's Day to all Moms everywhere. And to our little boy who is waiting for us in Heaven, we love you, think of you often, and wonder what life would have been like if you were still with us!!
Just always know that you are not forgotten and we can't wait to see you again!
Love ,

Friday, May 8, 2009

More free blog candy! Go check it out!! Who does not like a chance to win something

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Go visit this blog and leave a comment.She is giving away an awesome amount of blog candy!